Skip to comments.[European] Commission rejects call to respect right to life in development aid
Posted on 06/10/2014 1:56:27 PM PDT by Olog-hai
A European Citizens Initiative (ECI) has called on the EU to stop funding abortion in developing countries. The European Commission has dismissed it outright. EurActiv France reports.
The EUs executive stuck to its guns and refused to limit direct or indirect European finances for abortion in developing countries. The EU is the number one aid donor in the world and differs from the United States, where funding for abortion is not permitted in development aid.
The rejected demand was presented by a citizen initiative called One of Us, which has collected over one million signatures across seven EU member states. This is the requirement allowing them to call on the European Commission to propose legislation on the matter.
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